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Nikolai Solvay has been dreading his sister’s wedding, but when his father dies unexpectedly two weeks beforehand, his return to New Hampshire promises to rake up his worst nightmares.

Meanwhile, talented young seamstress Juliet Glitch has been putting the finishing touches on the wedding dress. Mother of the bride—former prima ballerina and Russian expatriate—asks Juliet i
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Straw Hill Publishing (first published July 11th 2014)
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Anne Gallagher
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I've been reading JB Chicoine since she first published, and I have to say, I think this book is the best so far. Chicoine dives into the human condition with all its frailty and dysfunction, and gives us an unbelievable roller coaster ride.

Nikolai Solvey has been living a lie since he was a little kid, as a result from a catastrophic incident during his childhood. Returning from England for his sister's wedding is bad enough, but two weeks before the wedding, his beloved step-father dies. His l
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Turk
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Blind Stitches was a really enjoyable read, with quirky characters and just enough suspense and romance to keep it rolling, although I wouldn’t necessarily call it a Romance—more of a psychological drama.

The characters are well developed—I loved Rome and his chickens. And Nadia—the bride and sister of the main male character Nikolai—was chilling. The delusional mother—former Russian ballerina—was believable, even if her delusion was rather unusual (I don’t want to give any spoilers). And the mai
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Diane
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of Goodreads First Reads.

This was a very enjoyable read. The story is set in 1989. The Cold War is coming to an end. Nikolai Solvay, whose mother is a former ballerina who defected from Russia 20 years earlier, has spent most of his life attending school in England. He has returned home for his father's funeral and his older sister Nadia's wedding. Meanwhile, Juliet Glitch, a young seamstress, is making Nadia's wedding
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Julian Polaris
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was a nice little story, and JB Chicoine has a knack for drawing you into certain scenes and creating consistent characters. The book didn't make it from "good" to "great" for me, for a couple reasons.

In terms of the plot, I found myself getting impatient at times. There were plenty of "this is the scene when" moments where it was clear what Chicoine was up to, and I just wanted the story to move along. At other times, I wasn't sure what was happening, and scenes followed on each other with
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Sarah
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
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**Copy provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.**

When I was offered the chance to post the Q&A with J.B. Chicoine I jumped at the chance because the book sounded really interesting, I was also offered the chance to read and review the book. Unfortunately I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

The book went way too slowly for me. I was hoping for more mystery than what was in the book and a little more action.
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J. B. Chicoine was born on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Amityville during the 1960s and 70s. She has lived in New Hampshire, Kansas City and Michigan. She enjoys setting her stories in New England.

She has been writing stories since she was a girl, but didn't complete a novel until she was nearly thirty. Since then, she has completed four more novels; UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright, SPI
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